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Where’s Rev Wright’s Outrage At Obama?

Regular readers of this site will recall that we were the first anywhere to point out that Mr. Obama’s “spiritual mentor” Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. is an anti-American racist.

Back on January 25th, 2007 we posted the Reverend Wright’s then most recent ‘sermon’ (from a since disappeared Trinity Church pdf file).

It is perhaps instructive to compare what so outraged Mr. Wright almost three years ago with what Mr. Obama is doing now:


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Marvin Gaye’s powerful “message song” is a song that made him famous because it went against the “Motown entertainment rule.” It raised serious questions about the culture, the country and governmental policy.

His song raised questions about Black-on-Black violence, about drugs, about war and about the way in which we were living (or not living) in a very difficult period of history.

I use his words today on the third Sunday of a New Year to keep before you the painful truth of who we are and where it is we are in this racist United States of America! What’s goin’ on?

We have lost over 3,000 boys and girls in an illegal and unjust war, and the media is on a feeding frenzy about Barack Obama’s church. Where is the outrage about the 3,000 dead American military personnel and the 600,000 dead Iraqi civilians who are dead for no reason other than greed and ego? What’s goin’ on?

This past Wednesday, January 17th, the House of Representatives deliberated on a bill to cut interest rates on federally subsidized student loans. On Thursday, January 18th, the House of Representatives considered legislation that would repeal some royalties and tax incentives from the oil and gas industries and redistribute that money to alternative and renewable energy such as bio-fuels.

The media, however, is not covering that news. The media wants to know about Barack Obama’s pastor. What’s goin’ on?

On the weekend leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, the House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate drug prices for the Medicare program. The President who is “staying the course” and sending 1,500 more troops to their death has issued a veto threat against the measure and there is no public outcry and no media outrage. What’s goin’ on?

The President, who is “staying the course” and sending 21,500 more troops to their death has issued a veto threat against the measure and there is no public outcry and no media outrage.

The President’s “New Plan” (more troops, more death and more war) promises an insane escalation — in Iraq, Iran and beyond! With the torture of Abu Ghraib, the complete destructions of cities like Fallujah and over 600,000 deaths due to collateral damage, the President complained in his speech that there had been “too many restrictions” on the actions of the United States Forces in the Iraq war.

The President’s “New Plan” (more troops, more death and more war) promises an insane escalation — in Iraq, Iran and beyond!

Am I the only one who heard that? What’s goin’ on?

I celebrate forty years of ordained ministry this weekend. I bask in the 40-year glow of God’s Grace, God’s forgiveness and God’s lessons about humility.

The e-mails that I have been getting this week, the news clippings that I am being sent and the racist blogs that are flooding the Internet make me know, however, that even as I bask, the work ahead for the church of Jesus Christ is just as serious and difficult today (if not more so) as it was forty years ago when I was ordained during the Vietnamese War!

The President tries to frame the justification for his insanity by using language describing the debate in this country over the war as “a great struggle between those who believe in freedom in moderation and extremists who kill the innocent.”

The reality, however, is that the entire war in Iraq and the larger “war on terror” have been based on lies, half-truths and distortions to serve the agenda of the United States imperialism. Where is the public outcry? Where is the outrage? What’s goin’ on?

There is more focus on what the Bears may or may not do as they play a football game against New Orleans than there is on the 3,000 homeless who are still living or displaced in the real life game called “New Orleans.”

Those poor Black and white displaced citizens of New Orleans (not imported team members playing for New Orleans), who have no place to go and no place to live because of this administration’s illegal war and its billions of dollars wasted on prosecuting that war, join with me in asking, “What’s goin’ on?”

Excuse me! The victims of Hurricane Katrina are no longer on the radar screen of the media. Only Barack, his church, his pastor and white arrogance!

I invite your sincere prayers this weekend. The generation of ministers behind me has its work cut out for them in some incredible and overwhelming ways!

Sincerely yours,

Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

Where is Reverend Wright’s outrage now that Mr. Obama is doubling the number of soldiers in Afghanistan?

To quote the poet, ‘What’s goin’ on?’

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, December 11th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Where’s Rev Wright’s Outrage At Obama?”

  1. ptat says:

    “Hey, I was just talking, man, just words! I’ll tell you what’s goin’ on now–I’m kickin’ back in my gated community mansion, firin’ up an Opus X and planning on cruising around in the Bentley with the old lady soon! Life is sweeeet, sucka!!”

  2. canary says:

    And while Obama was giving his peace, no engaging the enemy, win them with love & diplomacy, the second he was done, a drone air-bombed the border. He did it when know was looking. I’m waiting for one liberal to call him a baby murder. Meanwhile Iran journalists sneaking out of Iran to fight for the cause, and write the truth, while our media caves in the race to become communist papers for Obama.

  3. Right of the People says:

    The Rev could never be mad at his “boy” Barry. He taught him all he knows. The Rev knows his plan and he’s down wid it! Word! Foschizzle!

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